Bill Pickett

Bill Pickett (HM8XV)

Location: Taylor, TX 76574 Williamson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 34.277', W 97° 24.566'

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(ca. December 1870 - March 25, 1932)

The son of a former slave, Willie M. (Bill) Pickett grew up in Taylor. Working as a cowboy in central Texas, he pioneered the art of "bulldogging," in which a cowboy jumps from his horse to twist a steer's horns to force it to the ground. One of the few Black cowboys on the rodeo circuit, Pickett became a sensation, performing in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Europe. He retired in Oklahoma in 1930 and died two years later from injuries sustained in a riding accident. In 1971 he became the first African American cowboy inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
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HM NumberHM8XV
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Marker Number9320
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission and the Woodson-Dickey History Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:09pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 652529 N 3383167
Decimal Degrees30.57128333, -97.40943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 34.277', W 97° 24.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 34' 16.62" N, 97° 24' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 N Main St, Taylor TX 76574, US
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